As a governing body we welcome dialogue from any interested parties and can be contacted via our Chair at mparker@oaklands-inf.wokingham.sch.uk

All schools are managed by a Local Governing Body.  As a school within the Corvus Learning Trust and as delegated by its Trustees, the Oaklands Infants governing body works closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to run the school in line with government.

The Oaklands Infants Local Governing Body consists of 

i. 8 Co-opted Governors – appointed by the local governing body

ii. Two parent governors – elected by ballot of parents

iii. Two staff governors – appointed after ballot of school staff

iv. The Headteacher – ex officio

They are all volunteers who give their time and expertise free of charge to ensure that the school is run well, within budget and prioritises the needs and well-being of pupils and staff.

Each member of the governing body is assigned to specific areas of strategic oversight. These include Curriculum, Finance, Safeguarding and Equalities Duties holding executive leaders to account

The Governing board has the following core strategic functions.

   Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, ethos, and strategy for the school
  • Holding Executive Leaders to account
  • Overseeing financial performance

Governors hold an important public office, and as such they should be visible to their school and wider communities.  

Andrew Gorham – Clerk to Governors

Governor Roles

Strategic OversightAreas of FocusGovernance Team
Quality of EducationCurriculum (Intent, Implementation, Impact)Kate West / Alun Hughes / Harriet McCauley
Personal DevelopmentSMSC / British Values / Healthy Living / Attitudes to Learning / BehaviourMat Parker / Sapphire Hill / Michelle Presland
Leadership & ManagementGovernance / Vision & Ethos / Trust Engagement / Staff Wellbeing & Development Mat Parker / Carole Barke
CPDLGB & Staff Angus Goodenough / Alun Hughes
Health & SafetySchool SiteKevin Davies
Policy & ComplianceCorvus Learning Trust Policy Adoption and IntegrationChris Rossiter / Sapphire Hill
Community RelationsLocal Community & Business Engagement Kathryn Pierce
FinanceCarole Barke / Angus Goodenough / Alun Hughes / Michelle Presland
SENDChris Rossiter / Kathryn Pierce
Pupil PremiumHarriet McCauley
SafeguardingKate West / Harriet McCauley
EYFSEarly Years Foundation StageSapphire Hill / Kathryn Pierce
Equality DutiesMat Parker

Governors who have left in past 12 months:

Hannah O’Neil December 31st 2022

Angus Goodenough December 31st 2022